The St. Vincent de Paul’s Society Night Patrol committee announced their first annual awards in 2014 in recognition of those in the community who help serve along side them in Night Patrol, a food and beverage service that drives through the Sydney CBD providing assistance to Sydney’s homeless. There are 1,200 volunteers who contribute their time throughout the year, so it is an outstanding achievement to be recognised above and beyond all those who conduct such good work.
Marist College North Shore was blessed to have three representatives from our College community recognised for their outstanding work. They have been chosen by the Night Patrol committee based on their contribution of their time, how they conduct themselves while out working amongst the community and that they continually epitomise the values of what Night Patrol stands for.
Aaron Wilkie, who recently completed his HSC studies, was awarded the St. Vincent de Paul’s Society Night Patrol’s Sydney Student of the Year Award. Aaron was nominated by the College because of his consistent support of the program and effort he displayed whilst carrying out his work.
Mrs Pam Lewis was awarded the St. Vincent de Paul’s Society Night Patrol’s Most Prolific Volunteer of the Year. Pam has attended Night Patrol on a Monday night on twenty occasion throughout the year.
Mr Tony McDonnell was also recognised for his sustained contribution to Night Patrol, receiving a Service Award for his twenty years of service. In fact, Tony has served twenty-two years in total and is Night Patrol’s second longest-serving volunteer.
These three individuals are true examples of Service in the Marist way and we hope that others follow in their footsteps as we continue our good work through Marist Solidarity, our social justice program, here at the College.